In this post I just want to express my views on the very special bond which is always close to my heart "FRIENDSHIP".
My definition of a Friend is .."Someone to share all my emotions"...
For me Friendship is somewhat like this ... You meet a person, like him/her, find some common interest, interact with each other, realize a deeper understanding - bond is formed.
Man is a social animal. From childhood we make friendship with different people at different stages of our life.
Most of us remember our first friend in school. At primary school I was very shy and quiet and didn't make friends easily. One day Dipesh came up to me and asked if I wanted to play and that was it..we were friends all our school life...
With Gods grace we landed up in the same college and graduated together. We are best of friends.
The meaning or importance of Friendship differs with our age.
In childhood, a friend may be someone who sits besides us in the class, who shares chocolates, tiffin, pencil, who plays with us. Yeah! the same one who willingly eats your Mom's paratha’s from your tiffin as you eat his.
In adolescence, a friend may be someone who shares the same interests, who will not study and won’t let you study till the day before your exam,who understands us, who accompanies us in all our mischief’s, fights with us and most importantly settles the differences in the very next moment.
As we grow older, a friend may be someone who is there in all our good and bad times, whom we know will support us no matter what, and with whom we can share the smallest details, dirtiest secrets of our lives and still don’t feel embarrassed about it.
Friendship is not something you learn in school. We are never taught how to make friends, or how to behave with friends, it just comes along. A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be 'Yourself'. In fact the best of friends don’t get offended when you insult them.
Friendship has always been depicted wonderfully in Movies .The first film that comes to mind when we think about friendship is of course Sholay. The bond between Jai and Veeru is legendary.
From Sholay to Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On, Jane Tu Ya Jane Na, New York, 3 Idiots, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaraa... the list goes on... Each and every movie on this plot has been successful in catching attention of the audience,because somehow we relate to these characters.
Not to forget the popular sitcoms which have entertained us through years, Hip Hip Hurray, Hum Paanch, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Seinfeld and so on...
Different types of friends exist, each being unique!...
I would call it the "BREED" of friends... here are a few :
i) The Party Animal :
This friend will call you anytime, and the only thing he/she cares about is Party!
A party for everything, perhaps no reason required... may be ready for a party even if you are screwed!...
You need such friends to enjoy life!
ii) The Funny one :
A friend who has a funny bone!, Ready with jokes and witty comments which makes you laugh and forget all your worries.
iii) Agony Aunt Kinda Friend :
This friend will be your 'Agony Aunt' , the only one whom you can think of when you need an advice about any damn thing.
iv) The LOVER BOY (THARKI Friend):
The friend who falls in Love with someone in every 2 months and you are used to his THARKINESS.
v) The Cribbing Friend :
A Friend who always cribs about everything and everywhere.
vi ) The Friend you can count on :
You share your happiness with everyone but this friend will always be there to share your sorrows.
You have been friends since you were little, you may even refer to this person as brother or sister.
Friends will always be important part of our lives, just as our family. I do believe in the saying "Friends are the siblings God forgot to give us”.
If you have a friend with whom you had a fight or who is not on talking terms with you, take the initiative in resolving the conflicts no matter who was the culprit. It takes years to build a strong bond and few moments to lose it. Life is too short to have grudges.
I would like to sign off with exquisite words by Oprah Winfrey:
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.